Policy Coordinator

Texans Care for Children - Austin

Job Type: Programs
Closing date: 05/04/2020

The Policy Coordinator will provide support to the policy staff, coordinate policy events and meetings, monitor legislative developments, and support the​ coordination of the ​Hogg Foundation Mental Health Policy Academy​. This full-time position is designed for individuals who have limited professional, volunteer, or internship experience in these areas; a passion for improving children’s lives through public policy; and an interest in developing the skills and experience necessary for higher level policy work in the future. The position is based in Austin, TX and will require occasional overnight travel.

Texans Care for Children is a statewide, non-profit, non-partisan, multi-issue children’s advocacy organization based in Austin. We develop policy solutions, produce research and engage Texas community leaders to educate policymakers, the media and the public about what works to improve the well-being of Texas children and families.

Texans Care for Children is an equal opportunity employer. We actively seek to build an organization that reflects the diversity of the population we serve.


  • ●  Support the planning and coordination of the Hogg Mental Health Policy Academy through meeting and event planning and coordination of Academy communications​ including regular emails with resources, upcoming events and trainings, and professional development tips/resources;

  • ●  Coordinate policy-related events for state and regional audiences by​ building timelines, developing agendas, managing outreach, ​organizing and monitoring event registration, volunteer management, preparing collateral materials, and ensuring in-person and technology-supported events are well-planned and run smoothly;

  • ●  Coordinate stakeholder meeting logistics and stakeholder calls, including drafting agendas, taking notes, setting up A/V, and preparing materials;

  • ●  Develop and maintain our bill tracker and hearing tracker and attend and monitor hearings;

  • ●  Coordinate with Policy Team members to support grant-funded policy projects including

    conducting background policy research, completing research and policy analysis, and writing

    policy briefs;​ and

  • ●  Provide administrative support, as needed, to the policy team to support policy advocacy efforts.

    Preferred Qualifications:

  • ●  Bachelor’s degree with a focus on public policy, public health, social work, or other relevant field;

  • ●  Experience coordinating meetings and events;

  • ●  Excellent organizational and problem-solving skills and ability to manage multiple tasks with


  • ●  Demonstrated ability to work successfully with a diverse group of stakeholders;

  • ●  Commitment to the mission of Texans Care for Children and passion for improving the well-being

    of Texas children.

    Application Process:

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Send resume, cover letter, and two references to: hiring@txchildren.org. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

  • : Texans Care for Children
  • : 05/04/2020
  • : HR
  • : hiring@txchildren.org

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